Thanks Barack… ‘Dreamer’ Accused Of Multiple Murders Was Spared Deportation By Obama

Gang Member Facing Murder Charges Was Spared Deportation Under Obama Program – Fox News

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The Obama administration has admitted that an illegal immigrant and known gang member – who recently was charged in the murders of four people – was allowed to remain in the United States under President Obama’s executive actions.

Emmanuel Jesus Rangel-Hernandez was allowed in August 2013 to remain in the U.S., following his request about seven months earlier to stay under the president’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Leon Rodriguez.

Rodriquez acknowledged in a letter to a top Republican senator that Rangel-Hernandez’s application was approved, even though a federal crime database indicated he was a “known gang member.”

“Based on the standard procedures and protocols in place at the time, the DACA request and related employment authorization should not have been approved,” said Rodriguez, in a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, who had raised questions about the case.

White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki, in an interview Wednesday on Fox News, declined to address the Rangel-Hernandez case specifically – or whether illegal immigrants who engage in criminal activity are being allowed to stay in the U.S. under DACA or similar executive actions. (DACA is intended to give a deportation reprieve to some illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.)

“Let me tell you what DACA is about,” Psaki told Fox News. “It’s not about not only giving a path [to citizenship] to individuals who are in the United States. It’s morally right… I can’t go into detail on every specific case. This is something that there are a number of steps in place that we take to look at who benefits from it.”

Rangel-Hernandez, originally from Mexico, is now charged with first-degree murder in connection with the killings in February in North Carolina of four people, including former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Mirjana Puhar.

“This statement by USCIS confirms what we have feared – that USCIS is not doing a thorough job reviewing the individuals who it allows to stay in this country under the president’s deferred action program” Grassley said in a written statement.

“It’s no secret that USCIS staff is under intense pressure to approve every DACA application that comes across their desk. And based on this information, it’s clear that adequate protocols are not in place to protect public safety. The fact is that this tragedy could have been avoided if the agency had a zero-tolerance policy with regard to criminal aliens and gang members.”

At the time his request was considered, Rangel-Hernandez already was in deportation proceedings. He earlier came to the attention of Immigration and Customs Enforcement after a 2012 arrest for marijuana possession, for which the charges were subsequently dismissed.

Rodriguez, in his letter, said there is “no indication” that immigration officers were aware at that time he was a known gang member. However, he said a separate database indicated he was. He said USCIS has provided new training.

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Illegal Alien Charged With Aggravated Rape Of 10-Year-Old Girl – CNS

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Hermes Rivera, a 25-year-old illegal alien living in Kenner, La., has been charged with three counts of aggravated rape against a 10-year-old girl, according to reports from the local ABC affiliate.

Rivera was arrested after the girl’s mother, who was reportedly dating Rivera, saw a video on her daughter’s cell phone on April 16 in which the girl claimed she and Rivera had “made love.”

“The mother confronted her daughter about the video, at which time the 10-year-old disclosed the sexual acts occurred in their bedroom,” a press release from the Kenner Police Department stated.

“Once speaking to her daughter, the mother confronted her boyfriend, Hermes Rivera, who then admitted to engaging in sexual intercourse with her daughter on three different occasions,” the police said.

When police arrived on the scene later that day, Rivera admitted to having sex with the young girl three times between March and April 3, 2015, claiming that “she asked him to have sex with her,” police said.

Lt. Brian McGregor of the Kenner Police Department told CNSNews.com Wednesday that local police had not been able to locate a prior criminal history for Rivera.

“This individual had no prior criminal history, at least not locally that we were able to find,” McGregor confirmed.

The press release stated an immigration detainer has been placed on Rivera.

The tragic story is similar to an incident in March, when Ramiro Ajualip, a 27-year-old illegal alien, was charged with first-degree rape and first-degree sodomy of a 10-year-old girl in Russellville, Ala.

Russellville Police Chief Chris Hargett said Ajualip had been in the country about four weeks when the incident occurred in February and was actually living in the home of his victim as a family friend, according to WHNT 19 News. The report stated Ajualip allegedly raped the girl while her family was not home, then threatened her to keep her quiet.

After the girl told her parents what had happened, Ajualip was arrested and confessed to the attack, the report said.

At the time of the report, Ajualip was being held in the Franklin County Jail under a $150,000 bail.

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Harry Reid (Dumbass-Nevada) Accused Of Major Ethics Violation

Harry Reid Just Got Accused Of A Huge Ethics Violation – Western Journalism

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Senator Harry Reid, D-Nev., illegally used Senate resources for his campaign, according to a conservative watchdog group.

The report by the group states that Reid illegally met with his caucus in order to promote his re-election campaign, which would be a violation of Senate ethics rules.

The complaint was filed by the Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), a conservative watchdog group founded by former U.S. Attorney Matt Whitaker.

According to Whitaker:

“The only reported topic [of the meeting] was to announce, ‘I’m running,’” Whitaker wrote in the complaint. “Even Politico admitted the meeting – attended by more than fifty Senate staffers – was ‘unusual.’”

Whitaker alleges that the meeting could even violate federal law.

The meeting took place in the Capitol building’s Mansfield Room.

A story in Politico alleges that Reid kicked off the meeting by saying that he planned on running for reelection next year.

The complaint states that Reid “reportedly announced his reelection campaign from the confines of an official Senate meeting room located mere steps from the Senate floor.”

The complaint further reads:

“Federal law prohibits the use of official funds for any use other than that for which they were appropriated,” the complaint says. “The Congress has not appropriated money for the day-to-day operation of the Senate for campaign use.”

According to Senate ethics rules, senators cannot use official resources “to assist campaign organization.” Also, Senate rules prohibit “campaign activity in federal buildings.”

Adam Jentleson, a spokesman for Reid, stated when asked to respond to the complaint: “do you mean a story taking it seriously?”

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Texas Democrats Accused Of Buying Votes With Cocaine, Marijuana, Cigarettes, And Beer

Court Docs: Texas Democrats Accused Of Using Cocaine To Buy Votes – Breitbart

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A developing federal investigation has brought up allegations that a Hidalgo County Commissioner paid for votes with bags of cocaine while other politicians paid for votes also with cash, cigarettes, marijuana and beer.

Court records obtained by Breitbart Texas from the arrest of two women accused of buying votes show that during the democratic primaries in 2012, a campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner who said that during the campaign, he bought $50 worth of cocaine, commonly known as an 8-ball and split it up in order to give it to the two women so they could use it to entice voters.

Earlier this week Belinda Solis and Veronica Salazar went before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peter Ormsby who formally charged them with vote buying and set their bond at $10,000.

The two women were part of a large year and a half long FBI investigation into election corruption in Hidalgo County.

The investigation began in January 2013 when agents met with a campaign manager for a Hidalgo County Commissioner, who told the agents that he bought cocaine so his campaign workers could give it to the voters in exchange for their votes. The court records do not identify the commissioner by name; however they state that he ran during the 2012 primaries. The women were paid campaign workers, also known as politiqueras, who targeted low income areas and elderly individuals enticing them to vote for a particular candidate.

Over the course of the investigation, agents met with the two women who told the agents that they had received the cocaine from the campaign manager who is only identified on court records as campaign worker 1 and then gave it to the voters. The women also told the agents that they gave cocaine to voters during the school board election in Donna ISD in addition to cash, beer, cigarettes, and marijuana.

Political corruption primarily by democrats in South Texas has been exposed by federal agencies, shedding light into other cases of vote buying, contract rigging by school boards, bribery money laundering, and other criminal cases.

Eight months ago, Donna ISD School board president Alfredo Lugo hanged himself after federal agents arrested another group of politiqueras for buying votes using cash, beer and cigarettes and the school board was mentioned.

One of the public figures to be exposed in recent years is former Hidalgo County Sheriff, Lupe Trevino, who is preparing to serve a 5-year-prison term for taking money from a Mexican drug lord and depositing the cash into his campaign funds.

In recent weeks, the former Mayor of Progreso, his father and his brother who ran the school board ended up getting sentenced for running a scheme where they controlled all of the contracts that the city and the school board gave out and demanding cash payments from anyone looking to do business with them.

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Man Accused Of Attempting To Rob Bank For One Dollar

Man Accused Of Attempting To Rob Bank For One Dollar – Breitbart

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According to the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office, a 50-year-old man walked into a Bank of America at 10:20 a.m. and handed the teller a note with his demands:

“This is a hold up. Give me a dollar.”

The teller handed a one dollar bill to the suspect, Tim Alsap, who then sat down in the lobby. Deputies arrived and arrested Alsap. He was transported to the Clackamas County Jail and charged with second-degree robbery.

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Green Energy Companies In D.C. And Maryland Accused Of Ripping Off Poor, Minority Customers

Green Energy Companies Accused Of Ripping Off Poor, Minority Customers – Daily Caller

Green power companies supplying energy to District of Columbia and Maryland residents are under scrutiny for allegedly luring customers with promises of cheaper monthly energy bills – then jacking up the prices.

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Complaints against green energy companies delivering power to D.C. and Maryland residents are on the rise, The Washington Post reports.

The D.C. Office of the People’s Counsel has recorded 145 consumer complaints against seven green power providers this year. Approximately 75 percent of those complaints come from wards that are overwhelmingly minority and have high poverty rates. According to the OPC, many people filing complaints are senior citizens.

“Clearly, the problem is wider than just one provider,” Sandra Mattavous-Frye, the people’s counsel, told the Post. “This is a big issue. There should be an industry-wide investigation.”

Many of those complaints – 29 this year – are against a company called Starion Energy, which supplies power in D.C. and eight eastern states. One of Starion’s customers, Lisa Ford, was promised a monthly electric bill cut in half after she switched over to the company.

However, that’s not what happened to Ford’s bills – they increased from $96 per month in her first bill to $149 per month by her third.

“They lied to me – without a shadow of a doubt,” said Ford, who lives in subsidized housing and makes around $23,000 per year.

The Post notes that many other customers have the same complaints about Starion: “Instead, their bills have increased – some by more than 50 percent, according to their complaints. Consumers also have alleged deceptive practices, including company representatives failing to disclose billing and cancellation terms in addition to rogue sales tactics.”

In May, the D.C. Public Service Commission launched an investigation into Starion’s business practices.

Maryland residents are also complaining about green energy suppliers. The Maryland Public Service Commission received 206 complaints from customers against three green energy suppliers. Complaints have skyrocketed since last year when MPUC got 119 and got only 51 complaints in 2011.

“It’s an ongoing problem, particularly with misleading or deceptive marketing tactics,” Theresa Czarski, deputy people’s counsel for Maryland, told the Post. “There’s constant stuff going on with these suppliers.”

Complaints against Starion stood at a whopping 175 this year, up from only 9 in 2011.

“We don’t tolerate any unethical business practices,” Robert Bassett, compliance manager at Starion. “And we don’t market with a promise of any guaranteed savings. We don’t use the word ‘discount.’ ” He declined to discuss Ford’s complaint or any other individual’s.

Basset told the Post that “there are measures in place to ensure that representatives don’t sell something they can’t deliver.”

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Corruption Update: Homeland Security Watchdog Accused Of Whitewashing Report

Homeland Security Watchdog Accused Of Whitewashing Report – Daily Caller

The man in charge of policing waste, fraud and abuse at the federal government’s third-largest department has been accused of suppressing a politically sensitive report, violating anti-nepotism laws and misusing agency resources, according to a letter from the Senate Committee on Homeland Security.

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Charles Edwards, deputy inspector general at the Department of Homeland Security and de facto head of the office, was ordered by Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill and Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson to provide sixteen separate document sets related to the allegations by July 19.

“This is supposed to be the most transparent administration in history, but we’re seeing a real pattern of this White House and their secretaries applying pressure to inspectors general to whitewash reports,” Johnson said in an interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

The letter claims Edwards intentionally changed and withheld information from both the public and internal reports on the solicitation of prostitutes by U.S. Secret Service personnel in Cartagena, Colombia last year.

Johnson believes the suppression may have been done at the direction of political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security, raising doubts about the office’s independence from the agency it’s tasked with investigating.

Numerous other allegations came from over a dozen current or former employees and vary widely. Whistle-blowers claim that Edwards illegally employed his wife as an auditor within his office, obtaining improper benefits for her in the process.

In one instance, Edwards reportedly pressured subordinates to approve his wife’s seven-month teleworking stint in India and provided a government-issued Blackberry cellphone for her personal use while abroad.

He also stands accused of misusing federal funds by traveling regularly to Fort Lauderdale, Florida under the guise of conducting routine inspections of a local inspector general’s office. In reality, whistle-blowers allege that Edwards was attending Ph. D classes at Nova Southeastern University, billing airline tickets, car rentals and hotel fees to the federal government.

There have also been allegations that Edwards used government-issued vehicles to run personal errands and retaliated against employees who questioned his activities by placing them on administrative leave.

The government accountability group Cause of Action informed TheDC News Foundation that they have been investigating the inspector general for over a year.

“Cause of Action has been made aware, through DHS insiders, that Edwards potentially destroyed complaints filed by his own employees,” said Dan Epstein, Cause of Action’s executive director. “If this allegation proves to be true, Edwards could be facing time in prison.”

The Department of Homeland Security has been without a Senate-confirmed inspector general since February 2011. Charles Edwards assumed leadership of the office as acting inspector general at that time, but was forced by the Federal Vacancies Act to return to his position as Deputy inspector general in January of this year.

The Obama administration nominated Roslyn Mazer to be inspector general in July 2011, but she withdrew her nomination in June 2012 following a contentious confirmation hearing. The administration has yet to name a replacement nominee.

“This administration has a history of not filling inspector general positions,” Johnson said, pointing to vacancies at the Departments of State, Interior, Labor and Defense. “Those departments represent more than 50 percent of federal discretionary spending, and they’re all without a full-time inspector general.”

Johnson emphasized that his committee was committed to discovering the truth behind the explosive allegations. “The fact that the chairwoman [Sen. McCaskill] joined in our request for information shows how seriously we’re taking this,” he said.

“We’re looking forward to his prompt response to our request for information,” the senator concluded.

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Trial Begins For Officials Accused In Obama, Clinton Ballot Petition Fraud

Trial Begins For Officials Accused In Obama, Clinton Ballot Petition Fraud – Fox News

The trial is underway for a former Democratic official and a Board of Elections worker who are accused of being part of a plot that has raised questions over whether President Obama’s campaign – when he was a candidate in 2008 – submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified for the presidential primary ballot.

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The two face charges of orchestrating an illegal scheme to fake the petitions that enabled then-candidates Obama, and Hillary Clinton, to qualify for the race in Indiana.

Former longtime St. Joseph County Democratic Party Chairman Butch Morgan Jr. faces multiple felony conspiracy counts to commit petition fraud, and former county Board of Elections worker Dustin Blythe is charged with nine felony forgery counts and one felony count of falsely making a petition of nomination. The proceedings began Monday in South Bend.

Morgan is accused of being the mastermind behind the plot, by allegedly ordering Democratic officials and workers to fake the names and signatures that Obama and Clinton needed to qualify for the presidential race. Blythe, then a Board of Elections employee and Democratic Party volunteer, has been accused of carrying out those orders by forging signatures on Obama’s petitions.

Two former Board of Elections officials have already pleaded guilty to charges related to the scheme and could testify against Morgan and Blythe.

Former board worker Beverly Shelton, who allegedly was assigned the task of forging the petitions for Hillary Clinton, pleaded guilty in March to charges of forgery and falsely making a petition. The board’s former Democratic head of voter registration, Pam Brunette, pleaded guilty in April to felony forgery, official misconduct, and falsifying a petition.

The alleged scheme was hatched in January of 2008, according to affidavits from investigators who cite former Board of Registration worker Lucas Burkett, who told them he was in on the plan at first, but then became uneasy and quit. He waited three years before telling authorities about it, but if revelations about any forgeries were raised during the election, the petitions could have been challenged during the contest. Any candidate who did not qualify with enough legitimate signatures at the time could have been bounced from the ballot.

The Indiana trial has raised questions about whether in 2008, candidate Obama actually submitted enough legitimate signatures to have legally qualified.

Under state law, presidential candidates need to qualify for the primary ballots with 500 signatures from each of the state’s nine congressional districts. Indiana election officials say that in St. Joseph County, which is the 2nd Congressional District, the Obama campaign qualified with 534 signatures; Clinton’s camp had 704.

Prosecutors say that in Obama’s case, nine of the petition pages were apparently forged. Each petition contains up to 10 names, making a possible total of 90 names, which, if faked, could have brought the Obama total below the legal limit required to qualify. Prosecutors say 13 Clinton petitions were apparently forged, meaning up to 130 possibly fake signatures. Even if 130 signatures had been challenged, it would have still left Clinton with enough signatures to meet the 500-person threshold.

An Indiana State Police investigator said in court papers that the agency examined the suspect Obama petitions and “selected names at random from each of the petition pages and contacted those people directly. We found at least one person (and often multiple people) from each page who confirmed that they had not signed” petitions “or given consent for their name and/or signature to appear.” The case was charged citing 20 forgeries – not the total number of possible fake entries – because that was considered a sufficient amount to prosecute.

Numerous voters told Fox News that they never signed the petitions.

“That’s not my signature,” Charity Rorie, a mother of four, told Fox News when showed the Obama petition with her name and signature. She said it “absolutely” was a fake.

Charity told Fox News that her husband’s entry was also a forgery, and that they have not been contacted by investigators or any authorities looking into the scandal.

“It’s scary, it’s shocking. It definitely is illegal. A lot of people have already lost faith in politics and the whole realm of politics, so that just solidifies our worries and concerns.”

Robert Hunter, Jr. said his name was faked, too.

“I did not sign for Barack Obama,” he told us. As he examined the Obama petition in his hands, Hunter pointed out that “I always put ‘Junior’ after my name, every time… there’s no ‘Junior’ there.”

Even a former Democratic Governor of Indiana, Joe Kernan, told Fox News that his name was forged.

The allegations were first uncovered by Indiana native and Yale University senior Ryan Nees, who wrote about the revelations for the political newsletter, Howey Politics Indiana.

“What’s worrisome about this scheme is that it wasn’t a single bad actor going rogue. Rather, four people were charged as co-conspirators, and two of the four have already pleaded guilty,” Nees told Fox News.

Nees believes that had the petitions been challenged during the presidential election, “it’s unlikely either candidate would have qualified for the ballot.”

He said the fraud was clearly evident, “because page after page of signatures are all in the same handwriting.” He noted that no one raised any red flags “because election workers in charge of verifying their validity were the same people faking the signatures.”

Both Morgan and Blythe have pleaded not guilty, and when approached by Fox News in 2011, Blythe refused to talk about the case.

Morgan’s attorney declined our request for an interview, and Blythe’s attorney has not responded to our efforts for comment.

The petition process is vital to candidates’ campaigns.

In the 2012 presidential race, Republican candidate Newt Gingrich was tripped up by that process in Virginia. He failed to qualify for the GOP primary ballot in that state, because authorities said hundreds of signatures on his campaign’s petitions were faked. A Gingrich campaign worker has pleaded guilty, and another still faces charges.

Petition fraud also cost Michigan Republican Rep. Thaddeus McCotter his public office. McCotter, who also ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, has accused former campaign workers of intentionally faking his congressional primary race petition signatures. The result was that McCotter did not submit the legal number of signatures needed to qualify for the ballot, and that failure forced him to resign his congressional seat last July. While McCotter was not implicated in any wrongdoing, two former campaign aides pleaded no contest to criminal charges, and one pleaded guilty.

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